URBANA — A grocery item that isn't quite perfect enough to be sold retail can still feed a hungry family.
So two Meijer stores in Champaign-Urbana are now donating their excess food to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, and the foodbank is making several pickups a week.
"Every time we can get a new retailer on board, it's a huge benefit," food bank spokeswoman Julie Melton said.
CHAMPAIGN — To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless.
Catholic Charities of Peoria once partnered with the state to provide services for the poor and vulnerable because that partnership was in keeping with its mission.
CHAMPAIGN — The new Women's SAFE House at 502 E. Church St., C, will host an open house at 4 p.m. Sunday.
DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville officials are looking for people who are interested in owning a home built by the organization.
Officials will hold an application fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.
Members of the board's Family Selection Committee will be on hand to walk people through the application process.
CHAMAPIGN — Wanted: At least 100 adults age 18 and older, willing to spare a few hours to help survey the homeless folks of Champaign-Urbana.
What volunteers might gain: an eye-opening of a lifetime.
URBANA — More than 70 organizations will gather at Lincoln Square Village, Urbana, Oct. 13 to show the local community what's available to serve people with disabilities.
This sixth annual Disability Resource Expo is sponsored by the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board, the Champaign County Mental Health Board and local businesses and organizations.
URBANA — Appointments are now being taken for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for households that have had their heating utility disconnected or with children under age 5.
CHAMPAIGN — Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County rounded up 150 volunteers to build its first house at 1204 W. Beslin St., U, in 1992.